Welcome to the Clubs at Serra
Dozens of clubs and organizations encourage Serra students to explore their interests and talents. Joining a club is a great way to get involved in the Serra community, while building lasting friendships with fellow Padres and girls from Mercy and Notre Dame.
- Anime Club
- Art Club
- Audio/Visual Club
- Badminton Club
- BBQ Club
- Big Brothers Club
- Block Society Club
- Bowling Club
- Broadcasting Club
- Business and Innovation Club
- Canyons and Canvas Club
- Close-Up Club
- Computer Programming Club
- Creative Writing Club
- Crossfit Club
- CSF Club
- Cycling Club
- Democracy Now Club
- Eleven Dollar Singers
- Fantasy Sports Club
- French Club
- Garage Band Club
- Green Club
- Justice and Peace Club
- Math Club
- Mock Trial Team
- Multicultural Club
- National Business Honors Society
- National Honor Society
- Padre Brothers for Others
- Ping Pong Club
- Programming Club
- Rock Climbing Club
- SERT Club
- Speech and Debate Club
- Robotics Club
- Sports Information Club
- Tri-M Music Honor Society
- Trivia Club
- Ultimate Frisbee Club
- Video Game Club
- Yoga Club
The Art Club is designed for students who enjoy working with various mediums to create artwork, participating in contests, learning new techniques in art, viewing films about artists and art, and organizing trips to museums.
Club Moderator: Veronica Medda
Serra’s hottest club on campus was created for students to learn and share the secrets of the art of grilling—from tailgating to backyard entertaining—in a hands-on environment.
Club Moderator: John Kirby
Big Brothers is made up of a group of seniors and juniors who serve as Big Brothers to freshmen. Club members support individual freshmen and also sponsor various school activities.
Club Moderators: Billy Byrnes and Miguel Martinez
The Block Society Club is one of the oldest clubs at Serra. Made up of students who have excelled in the areas of athletics, academics, service or performing arts (and have earned their "Block S"), the Block Club supports school activities and is active in various areas of service.
Club Moderator: Patrick Duggan
Open to beginners or seasoned veterans, the Bowling Club meets once a week for competition in both the fall and spring. The group also sponsors a yearly student-faculty tournament.
Club Moderator: Bruce Anthony
The Business and Innovation Club is a forum for students who wish to learn and share business, innovation and entrepreneurial skills among other Serra students. It is open to all classes -- Freshmen to Seniors. We will build basic skills, such as, resume building, job interviewing, and gaining valuable insights from outside speakers who are successful executives, innovators, and entrepreneurs across a wide range of professional fields and business enterprises, from technology, biochemistry, finance, real estate, and many other fields.
Club Moderator: Malcolm MacDonald
Painters, writers, photographers, graphic artists or anyone else with creative interests are invited to travel to various Northern California locations. Students capture stores, images and subject material of the areas visited.
Club Moderator: Chris Petrocchi
If you dream of climbing the steps of the United States Capitol or lobbying for your favorite cause, then consider signing up for the Close-Up Club. Join other Padres in their quest to make a difference by learning about the important role of citizens in a democracy. Close Up is a weeklong program jam-packed with the sights and sounds of Washington D.C. The program brings students to the heart of Washington to see the United States government in action. Students meet face-to-face with members of Congress, leading policy experts and influential lobbyists during question-and-answer sessions and debates.
Club Moderator: Kevin Carey
Overall, the goal of the Creative Writing Club is to provide budding young authors with time to practice the craft, realistic feedback, and an opportunity to publish.
Every Wednesday afternoon, members gather to tackle a given prompt, spending as much of the thirty minutes of writing time that they can penning their best effort. Prompts vary in function and style; we might tackle a non-fiction narrative about the state of politics one Wednesday, and attempt the following week to repeat three times in a work of fiction a singular phrase that carries three different meanings. Once writing time is over, members read aloud and the group offers positive feedback and constructive criticism. This past year, the club revived Serra's literary magazine 451 Press so that we might have a medium to share our work with the rest of the Serra Community.
New members are always welcome, regardless of writing ability. All you have to do is show up with pen, paper, and the desire to write.
Club Moderator: Joel Ferrando
CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide.
Serra's CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience.
Club Moderator: John Kirby
The California Scholarship Federation (CSF) recognizes our top academic students. CSF points are awarded on a scale with three points for a semester A and one for a B, with 10 points required.
Club Moderator: Bruce Anthony
Road cycling, mountain biking, and racing are all part of the Cycling Club. Featured activities include various rides throughout the bay area and the opportunity to hear speakers on bike safety, form, and endurance.
Be a part of Serra History! Join the mountain biking team and compete in a co-ed sport with other high schools in Northern California. No experience is necessary--training camps, team rides and equipment are available for support. Most rides and races take place on Sundays, so even if you're on another team, you could join!
Club Moderator: Mary Dowden
The Fantasy Sports Club is for students who love to follow sports. Students meet before the beginning of the NFL, NBA and MLB seasons to draft their teams and manage them for the season.
Club Moderator: Chris Houle
The Green Club was created to help students increase awareness about their environment and to promote an eco-friendly lifestyle. The club educates students on the many aspects of our environment, how they are affecting us, and how we can improve them.
Club Moderator: Jackie Schroeder
Members of the Math Club participate in various mathematics competitions, including the Santa Clara University Mathematics Contest and the California Math League Contest. The club also sponsors the Annual Serra Math Competition for local seventh- and eighth-graders.
Club Moderator: Jim Marheineke
Students actively experience the excitement of a courtroom setting, where they work in teams, exchange ideas, set goals, and examine issues. By studying hypothetical cases and preparing strategies and arguments for trial, students also improve their presentation skills.
Club Moderator: Jim Whelan '69
- Practices on the Serra campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-7 p.m.
- Case competitions will be held at the San Mateo Superior Courthouse in Redwood City on Thursday evenings
Members of the National Honor Society are selected by a faculty committee from applicants who are juniors and seniors with a minimum of a 3.5 unweighted grade point average, or a 3.7 weighted GPA, who have displayed leadership, service and excellent character. The group assists students with tutoring.
The mission of the Rock Climbing Club is to conquer the rock walls of our local indoor climbing gyms with ambitions of learning a new and fun recreational activity. This club will consist of weekly meetings held at school on Club days (in room 214) and monthly events at the Planet Granite Gym in Belmont, San Francisco or Sunnyvale. We have hopes of pursuing even more rigorous activities in the outdoors such as Castle Rock.
Club Moderator: Mary Dowden
Robotics combines software, electronics, mechanical engineering, power tool use, game strategy, marketing and community relations to form a team of students who compete against Bay Area schools by constructing a robot.
Club Moderator: Lee Torno
This is a group of students who assist the athletic director with game operations, write articles and take photos for the website. They also post game results on Twitter and the Serra website.
Club Moderator: Dean Ayoob
The Trivia Club hosts Serra's Annual Trivia Contest and Scavenger Hunt for the grammar schools. Club members host several quiz-show type competitions at lunch. For more information, contact our Club Moderator.
Club Moderator: Mr. Randy Vogel